Peppermint Cream Die, by Carol E. Ayer

Peppermint Cream Die, by Carol E. Ayer Kayla Jeffries, home bakery owner and HSP (Highly Sensitive Person), has arranged her life just so to avoid stressful overstimulation. The California oceanside community in which she lives proves the perfect venue for the quiet and peaceful existence she desires. She happily spends her time baking, walking along…

Read More

Babies, It’s Warm Inside, by Lia Farrell

Babies, It’s Warm Inside, by Lia Farrell It’s almost Christmas and Sheriff Ben Bradley and his wife, Mae, are expecting twins. All is quiet in Rosedale until elderly Mrs. Cooper falls off her porch. She is taken to Rosedale General and later dies. The Sheriff suspects foul play, but the Coroner disagrees, saying the cause…

Read More

Regency Royal Navy Christmas, by Carla Kelly

Regency Royal Navy Christmas, by Carla Kelly Even the squared away, efficient Royal Navy must surrender to the joys and misadventures of a Regency Christmas. Four stories shine a light on Christmas during the Napoleonic Wars on land and sea. In Boxing the Compass, a homesick frigate captain shepherding a convict convoy to Australia wants…

Read More

A Very Merry Murder, by Mary Angela

A Very Merry Murder, by Mary Angela It’s December in Copper Bluff, and from hillside to hallowed hall, everyone is merry–or will be as soon as semester break arrives. Students are studying, professors are grading, and Emmeline Prather is anticipating the university-sponsored holiday concert. Friend and colleague Lenny Jenkins will be accompanying the visiting quartet,…

Read More

Regency Christmas Gifts, by Carla Kelly

Regency Christmas Gifts, by Carla Kelly Regency Christmas Gifts is a collection of two novella-length regency romances and one short story by Carla Kelly. The Lasting Gift: Christmas approaches, and Mary Ann Poole has little to anticipate. Her daughter Beth was born just after the death in battle of her father seven years earlier, and…

Read More

Season’s Regency Greetings by Carla Kelly

Season’s Regency Greetings, by Carla Kelly “Let Nothing You Dismay”: In 1810 England, Cecilia Ambrose is an oddity at the Bath academy for young ladies where she teaches. Although gently raised, she is half-Egyptian, and at age twenty-eight believes she will never marry. With Christmas only days away, Cecilia has agreed to escort twelve-year-old Lucinda…

Read More

Ruler of Demons, by Scott A. Lerner

Ruler of Demons, by Scott A. Lerner Only eleven shopping days till Christmas. And less than a week to save the world. Three nuns—in Chicago, Paris, and Jerusalem—have been killed in a religious ritual. The choice of victims and the macabre details of their deaths indicate that someone is following a recipe provided on an…

Read More